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Christopher Lionel Calderon

Commencement 2014: URI senior earns engineering degree in spite of obstacles

The loss of both parents and economic disadvantage could have come between an engineering degree and Christopher Lionel Calderón. But inner drive and a vision for himself powered Calderón through Providence Public Schools and four years at the University of Rhode Island. “Everything is what you make of it,” Calderón says. “That’s the gift I […]

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2014 Black Scholar Awards

The University of Rhode Island has announced the 9 recipients of its 2014 Black Scholar Awards. Talent Development Students who won awards this year are: Kenny Adefiyiju - Harvey Robert Turner Award for Outstanding Service to the University of Rhode Island Black Community. Kevin E. Lima - Arthur L. Hardge Award for All-Around Outstanding Community Service. Also, Talent […]

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The Talent Development Student Advisory Council

The Talent Development Student Advisory Council (TDSAC)  will be TD centered and TD student driven.  Students dedicate their time and ideas to share experiences and also work to improve the campus life for TD students. The following TD students have expressed interest in the TDSAC: Karla Alba Jasmine Adams Shaina Ashworth Gao Kue Kyle Delgado […]

Andrea Osorio

Up And Coming TD Alum Featured In URI’s Big Thinkers

Andrea Osorio’s big idea is to eventually earn her Ph.D. in accounting, become a college professor, and make the same difference in the lives of her students as her business professors at URI made in hers. With a full-time position at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) waiting for her when she graduates, she is well on her way. […]

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Finish What You Started

Finish What You Started

Finish What You Started You Started with TD Nation Now It’s Time to Finish with TD Nation Let TD Nation help you with returning to URI and finishing your degree.  Email Sharon Forleo sfor@uri.edu or call 401-874-2901


Talent Development Business Students Receive Recognition

Media Contact: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-4500   KINGSTON, R.I. — February 27, 2014 — URI students are honored by Rhode Island Legislators for their big win at the 29th Annual Minority Business Conference. A URI accounting team took first place at the conference sponsored by the Boston Metropolitan Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants. The […]

Mr. Leo F. Dimaio, Jr.

In Memoriam: Mr. Leo F. DiMaio, Jr

Leo F. DiMaio Jr., Director Emeritus of the Talent Development Program at the University of Rhode Island, passed away at his home in Cranston on February 20, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and friends. He is survived by his wife Ilene, son Leo III and his wife Jamie, daughter Mary Ellen, as well as […]

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Ivan Brooks

Talent Development Student Ivan Brooks ’13 Featured as a URI Big Thinker

Big Thinkers at URI. Talent Development Alumnus Ivan Brooks. In addition to being a featured student for Commencement 2013, Talent Development Student Ivan Books has been selected as a URI Big Thinker. Ivan Brooks ‘13 has sung in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Providence, and he is marketing his casual clothing line to young […]

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Alyssa Mason

Talent Development junior wins prestigious Fulbright to study for summer in England

Talent Development Student, Alyssa Mason, is URI’s first-ever participant in the Fulbright UK Summer Institute. In a few weeks, Alyssa Mason will board a plane and fly to England to spend a month at a university polishing her writing skills. Oh, and she might eat some shepherd’s pie, too. The trip is a dream come […]

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Eugenio Fernandez

Talent Development student excels in multiple degrees

Talent Development would like to acknowledge Eugenio Fernandez, class of 2013, after completing his time at URI with degrees in Pharmacy, Psychology, Biology and a Masters in Business Administration. Congratulations Dr. Fernandez!

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